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International Jewish Educators Unite to Develop Israel Studies

(Courtesy of AMIT) Jewish educators from around the world recently took a weeklong trip to Israel, where they met with colleagues from the AMIT network and began developing an Israel studies curriculum to be taught in their schools. Launched by the LaHaV program in Los Angeles together with AMIT, the initiative is the first worldwide “community” of Jewish educators of its kind. Its goal is to strengthen Jewish identity in the diaspora. Educators from the U.S., Canada and Australia worked with their Israeli counterparts to develop a course on Israeli studies that could be taught at Jewish schools and organizations. They also met with representatives of different sectors of Israeli society to discuss challenges facing Israel, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the ties between religion and state. The group toured AMIT’s Gogya teacher training center in Ra’anana, where they took part in a workshop about keeping their “community” alive online through virtual meetings.

AMIT was recognized as the number one educational network in Israel by the Ministry of Education. AMIT is transforming education in Israel and shaping Israeli society today and tomorrow by providing more than 34,000 children with the most cutting-edge, Jewish values–based education. AMIT strives to help every child fulfill their potential by making them active participants in the learning process. At AMIT schools, collaborative learning is key, whether it’s students working together to build a robot or joining forces on a chesed initiative to make a difference in their community. AMIT’s emphasis on STEM as well as on studying math, science and English at the highest level means its students are getting access to the most advanced subjects. AMIT’s innovative approach to teaching and learning is preparing Israeli children for the future by giving them the critical tools they need to thrive in the army, at university and in life.

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